BTEC Level 2 Certificate


Why should I study this course?

If you are interested in a career in sport or want to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma (BTEC) in Sport this course will give you an insight into the various vocational aspects of the subject both from a theoretical and practical based approach.

Challenge yourself with this active course which aims to further your interest with sport and prepare you for a future in health and fitness.

You will gain insight into the various vocational aspects of the sport industry. Lessons will include use of the college's Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and your learning will take the form of practical assessments, case studies, projects and presentations and include two examinations.
You will gain a first aid qualification as part of your course as well as having the opportunity to be part of our new volunteer programme which will see you working with local primary schools running games and small sided events. As part of the qualification you will complete employability experiences in the sports industry giving you an invaluable insight into the world of work.
If you didn’t quite achieve that grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and Maths you will study these alongside your BTEC qualification. You will also complete the new Wilberforce College employability passport.

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What will I study?


You will study the following units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Running a Sports Event
  • The Sport and Active Leisure Industry

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How is the course assessed?

On the Certificate (BTEC) in Sport course your learning is assessed by means of assignments (course work - pass, merit or distinction) set and marked by your teachers. This will take the form of practical assessments, case studies, projects and presentations. 25% is externally assessed. Two of the units you study will be examined by online assessments. These are:

  • Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 7 Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance

By completing this course you will achieve the equivalent of 2 GCSE’s! If you wish to progress onto our Level 3 BTEC Sport course you will need to achieve minimum of a ‘merit’ overall.

What will the course prepare me for?

The Certificate (BTEC) in Sport has many benefits and is a recognised qualification which will prepare you for future work or progression to the higher level such as the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (BTEC) and university.

This course will also prepare you for the world of work. This will be done through your employability experience programme as well as taking part in the Wilberforce College ‘Employability Passport’. As you work through the course with us, you will be set tasks which relate to key skills which employers looks for when hiring new staff. Once you have completed all of the units and you have shown these key employability skills, you will have achieved the passport which will be recognised within the Humber region and will show employers you have the skills to succeed in the world of work.

You will also study GCSE English and Maths to help you achieve that all important ‘4/C’ grade if you have not already done so.

Private study

You will be expected to complete written assignments in your own time and will be given advice by your teachers as to what you need to do to meet your coursework deadlines. This will give you chance to achieve some of the criteria linked to the employability passport!

What materials will I need to provide?

Standard stationery items, pen, a pencil, a ruler and a notepad. You will also need to bring sports kit for practical sessions

How will I be taught?

The course content is delivered using a variety of methods and very often you will be required to take part in practical sessions as part of your assessments. Theory sessions will involve group work, taught lessons and presentations. You will also need to present your work in a number of different ways via a number of different assessment methods. These include using Microsoft Word, Publisher and PowerPoint. You will be taught how to access these during the early stages of your course. You will be taught how to apply yourself in group work and practical tasks before being given tasks to complete relating to these areas.

This course is for you if... have a genuine interest in furthering your knowledge of sport and you are considering a career path that enables you to use this knowledge. You want to prepare yourself for a future in health and fitness and gain access upon completion to many varied and different career paths and study opportunities. This course will prepare your for the world of work as well as giving you the opportunity to progress to BTEC Level 3. This course opens a number of doors in different sporting fields … How far you progress towards these is up to you!!!

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What are the course requirements?

A minimum of two grade 3s (Ds) at GCSE. It would be advantageous for students to play sport for a club or organisation outside of College.

If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication; however, the College may need to make some changes in light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.

What skills do I need?

  • Good organisational skills and a commitment to meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and practical ability in sport
  • Intuition and the ability to work in group situations
  • Confidence to present Powerpoints, explain posters/leaflets to other members of the group
  • Attend 100% of lessons on time every time!
  • Commitment to learn